Deaf Border Collie Learns Sign Language to Herd Sheep

Deaf Border Collie Learns Sign Language to Herd Sheep

An elderly sheepdog in the UK who could no longer work after becoming deaf can now continue rounding up flocks after her new owners taught her sign language, Wales Online reports.

After Peggy became deaf, her handler could no longer communicate with her, and she was handed over to the RSPCA.

But when RSPCA animal welfare manager Chloe Shorten took Peggy in, she fell in love with the Peggy, and she vowed to help the nine-year-old border collie get back to the job she loved.

Sheepdogs are traditionally trained to obey whistles or voice commands, with short, simple instructions.

Now Peggy is thriving after learning to read hand signals and body language from Chloe and her husband Jason, who just so happens to work as a shepherd.

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